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Study: Exercise Volume Versus Intensity and the Progression of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Middle-Aged and Older Athletes: Findings From the MARC-2 Study. Image Credit: sciencepics / Shutterstock

Intense exercise promotes calcification of coronary arteries

Exercise and physical activity reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It has been observed that an active individual has a 30-40% lower risk of CVD. However, previous cross-sectional studies have failed to determine whether exercise has a significant impact on accelerating coronary atherosclerosis and plaque morphology. A recent Traffic journal article focused on investigating …

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Trends in the number of radiological studies and declining radiation dose

Trends in the number of radiological studies and declining radiation dose

A special report which has just been published in Radiology offers a rare snapshot of the number of radiological exams performed worldwide each year and focuses on the associated radiation doses that patients receive [1]. The research also found that overall radiation exposure from medical imaging has decreased over the past decade. The report includes …

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AI models improve diagnostic accuracy of coronary heart disease

AI models improve diagnostic accuracy of coronary heart disease

Several recent findings show that the accuracy of coronary heart disease diagnosis and patient risk prediction is improved using artificial intelligence (AI) models developed by scientists from the Division of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine of Cedars-Sinai. These advances, led by Piotr Slomka, PhD, director of imaging innovation at Cedars-Sinai and a researcher in the Division …

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